"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the
animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel
nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest
lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
Samuel Adams, (1722-1803)
Friday, March 28, 2014
White House touts ‘Fox News addict’ who loves ObamaCare
The White House on Friday touted the story of a “staunch Republican” who
says he’s getting the best coverage he’s ever had under ObamaCare.
“I am a staunch Republican, a self-proclaimed Fox News addict, and I
didn't vote for the President,” Mark Beard, a retired psychologist from
North Carolina, wrote in a letter posted on the White House website.
“And I'm here to tell you that ObamaCare works. I'm living proof.”
said he was paying $428 a month for chemotherapy treatment and was
upset when he got a notice from his insurer saying his plan would be
canceled. But he said the plan he obtained through HealthCare.gov is now
only costing him $62 a month.“It's the best health care I have ever had,” he said.
may not be a supporter of the President. But now, I get mad when I see
ObamaCare dragged through the mud on television,” he continued. “And
even though I regularly tune in to conservative pundits, I'd like to
tell them they're getting it wrong. ObamaCare works.”
and Democrats have been seeking to personalize their positions on the
healthcare law by advertising anecdotal accounts of those who have been
negatively or positively impacted by the law.
The parties have
clashed over some campaign ads, most prominently an ad from the
conservative group Americans For Prosperity that featured a woman who
says she lost her preferred health insurance plan because of ObamaCare.
say the woman ended up saving money on her new plan, but Republicans
shot back, accusing them of attacking a private citizen who suffers from